I suggest you DO NOT UPDATE to 1.08 !! I had 1.03 and it worked fine- thought 1.08 would improve quality of burns on cheaper media. Well, the upgrade process appeared to work fine BUT now my burn rate is 0.7x on Verbatim 4x when it used to be 8x! Not a typo, zero point seven x, that is over two hours for 25 GB BD-R, even slower on BD-RE (over three hours). And besides that, the scan quality got much worse. Looks like my burner is basically useless now- I'm very upset about this; wrote to Pioneer, we'll see if they say anything. And of course, I can't re-flash to an earlier version, for "technical reasons"? Just great.